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Du Pont family

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Found in 204 Collections and/or Records:

Alexis I. du Pont autograph album

 Collection
Accession: 2653-I
Abstract:

Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) was proprieter of his family's business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which began in the manufacture of gunpowder in 1802. Betweeen 1829 and 1931, he attended the boarding school New Haven Gymnasium to prepare for his higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. The volume is an autograph book of mostly blank pages. Internal evidence suggests that it was begun by his older siblings as a memento for him when he first left home for school as he entered his teens. Later, Alexis du Pont used the same volume to collect samples of poetry verses on the theme of "friendship" as mementos of his schoolmates when he left preparatory school and entered college.

Dates: 1828-1909

Alexis I. du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2659
Abstract:

Dr. Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a grandson of Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771-1834), the eponymous founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware, and son of Alexis Irénée du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Maria Smith du Pont (1815-1876). The collection contains correspondence between Alexis I. du Pont Jr. and his mother Joanna while he was attending the Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia. In addition, there are also letters from his father and sister.

Dates: 1854-1858

Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2618
Abstract:

Dr. Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. The Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers primarily consist of both outgoing and incoming correspondence from A. I. du Pont and his immediate family.

Dates: 1850-1913

Alexis Irénée du Pont ledger

 Collection
Accession: 2711-I
Abstract:

Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. The ledger documents his various financial and business accounts from October 1893 until November 1904, just before his death.

Dates: 1893-1904

Alfred I. du Pont portrait

 Collection
Accession: 2012-229
Abstract:

Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884. This item is portrait of Alfred I. du Pont, dated September 1881.

Dates: 1881

Alfred V. du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 1508
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1900-1970) was a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware, architectural firm of Massena and Du Pont, and he was the third child of Alfred I. du Pont (1864-1935) and his first wife Bessie Gardner du Pont (1864–1949). This small collection includes both business and personal papers. The largest portion is made up of Alfred V. du Pont's correspondence with his father, Alfred I. du Pont.

Dates: 1896-1965

Alfred Victor du Pont letters to William Kemble

 Collection
Accession: 2230
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) and a senior partner of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains three letters he wrote to William Kemble (1795-1881), operator of the West Point Foundry and DuPont powder sales agent in New York City, about sales and shipments of gunpowder and credits.

Dates: 1849 June 9-1849 June 16

Alfred Victor du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 0512
Abstract:

Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856) was a senior partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a gunpowder manufacturer. This collection of papers documents Alfred V. du Pont’s business affiliations, relations with other family members, and relationship with du Pont workers. The bulk is comprised of correspondence, and the collection also includes a small number of advertising circulars.

Dates: 1805-1856

Alice Belin du Pont letter to Haynes Battan

 Collection
Accession: 0835
Abstract:

Alice Belin du Pont (1872-1944) was a member of several social clubs and became very involved with philanthropic work. She was the daughter of Henry Belin Jr. (1843-1918) and Margaretta Lammot Belin (1846-1927), and wife of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954). The letter is from du Pont to Haynes Battan (1898-1979), a Longwood employee.

Dates: undated

Amelia E. du Pont divorce proceedings (photocopy)

 Collection
Accession: 0581
Abstract:

Amelia Elizabeth du Pont (1796-1869) was a granddaughter of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) founder the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical research, and manufacturing company. She was the eldest child of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Gabrielle Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The collection contains a photocopy of the act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware by which Amelia Elizabeth du Pont's (1796-1869) marriage to Nathaniel Perkins, alias Nathaniel H. Clifford, was dissolved and a declaration that their child Gabrielle du Pont (1813-1891) was legitimate.

Dates: 1816

Amelia Elizabeth du Pont papers (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0634
Abstract:

Amelia Elizabeth du Pont (1796-1869) was a granddaughter of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), founder of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical research and manufacturing company. She was the eldest child of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and Gabrielle Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). The collection is a microfilm of selected papers pertaining to the Pennsylvania property owned by du Pont.

Dates: 1826-1854

Arminda du Pont and Henry Francis du Pont, at Delaware Antiques Show photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-005
Abstract:

The Delaware Antiques Show includes guest speakers and antique dealers to display American antiques and decorative arts. Arminda du Pont (1927-1997) was the founder and the first chairperson of the Delaware Antiques Show. Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1869) was a major collector of American decorative arts, his home, became the Winterthur Museum in 1951. This collection includes one candid photograph of Arminda du Pont (Mrs. E. I. du Pont) and Henry Francis du Pont at the 1967 Delaware Antiques Show.

Dates: 1967

Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1999-223
Abstract:

Atlantic Aviation was begun by Henry Belin du Pont (1898-1970) in 1927 to provide services for business aviation. In 1948 it moved from the Du Pont Airport to the new New Castle County Airport south of Wilmington, Delaware. Soon it expanded to other airports around the country. The collection includes portraits and views of Atlantic Aviation facilities at various airports. There are also a few photographs of airplanes, including the Spirit of St. Louis.

Dates: 1927-circa 1990

Aurora Gun Club records

 Collection
Accession: 2488
Abstract:

Aurora Gun Club is a private target shooting organization and social club. It has had six locations since its founding in 1895 by brothers Eugene du Pont (1873-1954) and Alexis I. du Pont (1869-1921), are all centered in the area around Wilmington, Delaware. The records of the Aurora Gun Club are comprised of records collected by the club presidents and treasurers from approximately 1955 through 2006. The records range from membership rosters, club bulletins and shoot results to financial records.

Dates: 1930-2006; Majority of material found within 1955-2006

Catherine Irving letter to W.W. Laird

 Collection
Accession: 1378
Abstract:

Catherine C. Irving (1884-1982) was the wife of Alexander Duer Irving (1873-1941). He was an aide to President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) at the Versailles peace treaty negotiations in 1919 after World War I. The letter from Irving to W.W. Laird (1910-1989), she recounts an anecdote about Col. H.A. du Pont (1838-1926).

Dates: 1973 January 14

Complaints to du Pont de Nemours in France (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 1094
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. This collection contains photocopies of five complaints submitted to du Pont de Nemours when he was a deputy from Chevannes to the Assemblee des Trois Ordres du Bailliage de Nemours.

Dates: 1789 March

Copeland family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2203
Abstract:

Consists of the family papers of former DuPont CEO Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905-1983) and his wife Pamela Cunningham Copeland (1906-2001). The Copelands' papers document the lives and interests of a wealthy American couple in the twentieth century. In particular, the papers of Pamela C. Copeland are an important source of information about the public activities of women in the areas of historic preservation, gardening and horticulture, and philanthropy.

Dates: 1637-1998; Majority of material found within 1950-1998

Crawford H. Greenewalt films and sound recordings

 Collection
Accession: 2014-225
Abstract:

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902-1993) was a chemical engineer and the President of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962. He had a passion for the natural sciences, and combined his love of ornithology with photography. He was especially known for his high speed photographs of hummingbirds. The bulk of the collection consists of nature films shot by Greenewalt, primarily of hummingbirds. The collection is divided into three series: Nature films, DuPont films and Sound recordings.

Dates: 1950-1985

Dimmick family correspondence (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0418
Abstract:

The Dimmick family were descendants of the founders of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical research and manufacturing company. The collection contains a microfilm copy of correspondence between Joanna (Smith) du Pont (1815-1876) and her daughter, Joanna (du Pont) Dimmick (1854-1901), and letters from Sophie M. du Pont (1810-1888) to her niece, Dimmick, and the latter's step-daughter, Lavinia Elizabeth Dimmick (1874-1946). The letters are personal in nature, including du Pont family news.

Dates: 1873-1887

du Pont Bradford family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2010-228
Abstract:

Edward G. Bradford, II (1848-1928) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He married Eleuthera Paulina du Pont in 1872. This collection consists of photographs of the du Pont family and estate, as well as numerous postcards.

Dates: 1828-1948

du Pont de Nemours and de Pusy correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 0035
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. Françoise (Robin) Poivre (1748-1841) was the second wife of Pierre Samuel. Françoise Julienne Ile de France (Poivre) Bureaux de Pusy (1770-1845) was a daughter from Poivre's first marriage. This collection includes a small selection of correspondence, including details on the family's immigration to the United States from France and Bureaux de Pusy's financial problems.

Dates: 1799-1813

Du Pont de Nemours correspondence (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0591
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. He was an advocate for a national educational system and promoted Franco-American trade relations. Francoise (Robin) Poivre du Pont was his second wife. His grandson, Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. This collection consists of twenty-three photocopied letters, primarily from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), but also Francoise du Pont de Nemours (1748-1831) and Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865). The correspondence is primarily to Marie Anne Lavoisier Thompson (1758-1836), a French chemist and close friend of the family.

Dates: 1788-1818; undated

du Pont de Nemours documents (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0293
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains photocopies of documents signed relating to both du Pont de Nemours, their prosperity, loans, and power of attorney.

Dates: 1792-1812

du Pont de Nemours letters (copies)

 Collection
Accession: 0709
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains copies of letters of both du Pont de Nemours to Monsieur de la Fontaine, Jacques Necker (1732-1804), Philippe Nicolas Harmand (1759-1838), and Francoise Gabrielle Clemence Harmand.

Dates: 1778-1823

du Pont de Nemours letters (photocopies and microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 0316
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains photocopies of letters written by both du Pont de Nemours regarding brochures.

Dates: 1803-1820

du Pont de Nemours letters to Jonathan Russell

 Collection
Accession: 1171
Abstract:

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. Françoise Robin du Pont (1748-1841) was the second wife of du Pont de Nemours. The collection contains four letters from the du Ponts to Jonathan Russell (1771-1832), American Chargé d'Affaires in Paris.

Dates: 1811

Du Pont family homes placemats

 Collection
Accession: 2022-221
Abstract:

The du Pont family is a prominent Delawarean family descended from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), who founded E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), in 1802. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical research and manufacturing company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This collection consists of placemats with images of exterior views of eight du Pont family homes.

Dates: 2015-2016

Du Pont family miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2587
Abstract:

This small collection of du Pont family miscellany came to Hagley from Winterthur as an assortment of various family items that did not relate to their individual library holdings. The items, though extremely fragmentary, represent over two centuries of du Pont family history.

Dates: 1824-circa 1980

Du Pont family papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-I
Abstract:

Abraham Dupont (1572-1640) was the progenitor of the South Carolina branch of the Du Pont family. In France, he dealt in manufactures of brass and copper. This is a small collection of his papers and those of his immediate descendants. The documents include the earliest records still extant in the Du Pont family papers. They are important for the evidence of descent they offer and for details about the ancestors of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). Many relate to landed property in Rouen and in the nearby parishes of Fontaine-sous-Préaux and Roncherolles.

Dates: 1588-1785

du Pont family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-043
Abstract:

Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) was proprieter of his family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which began in the manufacture of gunpowder in 1802. He was the youngest child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company. This collection contains thirteen photographic items, mostly portraits of Alexis I. du Pont and other du Pont family members.

Dates: 1871-1925, undated

Du Pont, Kemble, De Forest family correspondence

 Collection
Accession: 2156
Abstract:

This collection of family correspondence encompasses several generations of the du Pont, Kemble, and de Forest families. Victorine du Pont (1825-1887), the eldest child of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), senior partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Margaretta Elizabeth (Lammot) du Pont (1807-1898), married Peter Kemble (1825-1887), son of William Kemble the company's New York business agent. One of their daughters, Meta Kemble (1852-1933), married New York artist Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932).

Dates: 1840-1882

DuPont Company photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1971-423
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. During World War I, the DuPont Company entered the dye industry. This small collection of photographs is primarily of DuPont Company plant sites of dye works and explosives. There are numerous views of the Carrollville, Wisconsin, plant and the Terre, Indiana, plant.

Dates: 1802-1928; 1944

DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1968-025
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection contains 27 photographs of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, DuPont employees (groups), cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings.

Dates: 1909-1951

E. I. du Pont and Peter Bauduy articles of agreement

 Collection
Accession: 0212
Abstract:

Peter Bauduy (1769?-1833) and E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) were partners in several business ventures together, including Du Pont, Bauduy, & Co., a textile manufacturing firm and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection includes an official certified copy of the articles of agreement between Bauduy and du Pont, forming a partnership for the powder manufacturing company that would become E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.

Dates: 1801

E. Paul du Pont collection of Hagley Yard and du Pont family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1975-250
Abstract:

E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) established Du Pont Motors, Inc., a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked for a short time at the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company which manufactured gunpowder. He was one of ten children of Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) and Eliza Wigfa Simons du Pont (1849-1919). This small collection contains photographs of DuPont powder yards; family photographs; home exteriors; and postcard views of Longwood Gardens.

Dates: 1882-1906

E. Paul du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 2021-223
Abstract:

Eleuthère Paul du Pont (1887-1950) was the founder of the luxury automobile company DuPont Motors, Incorporated in 1919. In 1930, E. Paul du Pont also became the president of the Indian Motorcycle Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Throughout his life, E. Paul du Pont developed numerous patents and wrote articles for various trade publications in the automobile industry. DuPont Motors, Incorporated was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. Indian Motorcycle Company is a manufacturer of a wide variety of motorcycles. In 1930, after selling DuPont Motors, Incorporated stock, E. Paul du Pont bought a large share of Indian Motorcycle Company stock and became the company president. This collection documents both the professional and personal history of Eleuthère Paul du Pont and his family. The material spans from the end of the nineteenth century through the twentieth century. The collection is predominantly textual material and photographic prints having to do with both DuPont Motors, Incorporated and Indian Motorcycle Company administrative and financial correspondence and advertising and publications. Besides business material, the collection includes personal letters between E. Paul du Pont and his siblings and children, and family snapshots and portraits usually taken at their home in Delaware.

Dates: 1870-1890; 1919-1930; 1940-1994

E. Paul du Pont papers relating to Squirrel Run Hill and the estates of his parents

 Collection
Accession: 1911
Abstract:

E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950), the son of Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1905) and Elise Simons du Pont (1849-1919), is best known as the manufacturer of the Du Pont automobile. He owned the house Squirrel Run Hill, the former Second Office of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and the surrounding grounds. This small collection includes papers relating to additions and alterations to Squirrel Run Hill and papers relating to the estates of his parents.

Dates: 1914-1934

Earle E. Coleman bibliography on Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours

 Collection
Accession: 1927
Abstract:

Earle E. Coleman (1925-2009) was the head of imprints cataloguing at Eleutherian Mills Historical Library. The typescript bibliogrpahy includes collaborative works, English translations, and items in published compilations of papers. Most of the titles and information are in French.

Dates: 1966

E.I. du Pont and Pierre Bauduy litigation notes (photocopies)

 Collection
Accession: 0561
Abstract:

Peter Bauduy (1769?-1833) and E.I. du Pont (1771-1834) were partners in several business ventures together, including Du Pont, Bauduy, & Co. (a textile manufacturing firm) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains photocopied notes from Judge Jacob Stout (1765-1855) made during an appeal in the case of E.I. du Pont and Victor du Pont v. Peter Bauduy, et al., cocnerning the sale of certain mill seats on the Brandywine River near Wilmington.

Dates: 1812-1828

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Public Affairs Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1410
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Public Affairs Department began as the Publicity Bureau in 1916, to deal with issues raised by the great increase of business spawned by World War I. Prior to this time, publicity had been handled by the Advertising Division, created in 1911. The Public Affairs Department records contain biographical sketches of deceased officers, employees, and du Pont family members, as well as histories of company plants, predecessor companies, and all line and staff departments. The alphabetical history file contains press releases, memoranda, and pamphlets that were assembled for various public relations campaigns.

Dates: 1912-1983

E.I. du Pont love letters

 Collection
Accession: 2343
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection contains original love letters from du Pont to his wife, Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont (1775-1828). He writes of how much he loves his wife and misses her when away. English transcribed extracts of several letters were done by their daughter, Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888).

Dates: undated

E.I. du Pont's daughters album and scrapbook (microfilm)

 Collection
Accession: 1611
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had four daughters: Victorine (1792-1861), Evelina (1796-1863), Eleuthera (1806-1876), and Sophie (1810-1888). The daughters maintained this album (in microfilm form) of prints, sketches, watercolor designs, selection of poetry, and autographs. It was returned to Victorine after the original recipient died in 1823, at which point she continued it.

Dates: 1823-1837

E.I. du Pont's daughters' papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-VI
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had four daughters. This group of materials within the Winterthur Manuscripts collection contains the papers of the three eldest: Victorine (du Pont) Bauduy (1792-1861), Evelina (du Pont) Bidermann (1796-1863), and Eleuthera (du Pont) Smith (1806-1876), as well as their respective husbands: Ferdinand Bauduy (1791-1814), James Antoine Bidermann (1790-1865), and Thomas MacKie Smith (1809-1852). Victorine du Pont Bauduy and Eleuthera du Pont Smith were teachers at the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School (BMSS), a nonsectarian school offering classes in reading, writing, arithmetic, and Bible lessons. Evelina du Pont Bidermann spent much of her adult life traveling alongside her husband and then building the Winterthur mansion in Delaware. Their papers document details about their education, social life, family, attitudes, and activities through incoming and outgoing correspondence, as well as personal papers such as diaries and account books.

Dates: 1801-1861

E.I. du Pont's sons' papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-VII
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) had three sons: Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), Henry du Pont (1812-1889), and Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857). All three were partners in their father's company. This collection contains the papers of Alfred Victor du Pont, Henry du Pont, and Alexis I. du Pont, as well as those of their wives: Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot du Pont, Louisa Gerhard du Pont, and Joanna Maria Smith du Pont. The papers of Henry du Pont are the largest component, and reflect his business and military activities. Certain papers of each son relate to the affairs of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

Dates: 1798-1897

Eleuthera Bradford du Pont collection

 Collection
Accession: 0146
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) for the production of gunpowder. The papers in this collection date from the lifetime of E.I. du Pont and document important aspects of the early history of the DuPont Company.

Dates: 1799-1834

Eleuthera du Pont Smith and Sophie Madeleine du Pont letters to Mary Wilkinson

 Collection
Accession: 0259
Abstract:

Eleuthera du Pont Smith (1806-1876) and Sophie Madeleine du Pont (1810-1888) were daughters of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). This collection contains letters from the du Ponts to Mary Wilkinson, a former student at the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School. The letters discuss domestic matters, including family news, health, faith, and needlework for the mills.

Dates: 1862-1886

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife, Sophie Dalmas du Pont, papers

 Collection
Accession: WMSS-IV
Abstract:

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771–1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the gunpowder manufacturer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. E.I. du Pont married Sophie Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) in 1791; the couple had eight children, one of whom died in infancy. This collection of papers includes outbound and inbound correspondence covering personal and business matters. These include personal accounts, writings and memoirs, legal documents, and miscellany, of which the majority are accounts. There are papers of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. that date from 1802 to 1850 and include correspondence (drafts, retained copies, and letters received), contracts and other legal documents, accounts, bills and receipts, checks, promissory notes, bills of exchange, drafts, and certain miscellaneous notes and memoranda.

Dates: 1771-1922

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont graphic materials

 Collection
Accession: 1997-267
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection consists of graphic materials including a photographic print of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994), booklets, a copy of a photographic print of Johan Andreas Philip Ludwig (1753-1803), the Ludwig family crest and a genealogy of the Pelleport family.

Dates: 1913-1972

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-III
Abstract:

Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771–1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the gunpowder manufacturer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. E.I. du Pont married Sophie Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828) in 1791, and the couple had eight children, one of whom died in infancy. This collection primarily consists of E.I. du Pont's personal and business correspondence; writings and notes; school materials; memoranda on manufactures and tariffs; legal agreements; patents; and land surveys. Also included are Sophie Dalmas du Pont's correspondence and household account records.

Dates: 1782-1838

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont receipts

 Collection
Accession: 0017
Abstract:

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), with his father Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This collection includes his recipts for hotel and livery stable bills.

Dates: 1816-1823